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  • NEW MUSEUM NEWS

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  • CONTENTS

    01 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR 02 MEMBER NEWS 03 NEW BUILDING: ARCHITECT SELECTED 04 ZENITH MEDIA LOUNGE: EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 05 EXHIBITION: TRISHA BROWN: DANCE AND ART

    IN DIALOGUE, 1961-2001 06 EXHIBITION: JOHN WATERS: CHANGE OF LIFE 07 NEW MUSEUM STORE 08 TRUSTEES AND BENEFACTORS 09 MUSEUM EVENTS 10 CALENDAR

    1 Marco Brambilla HalfLife (2002). Installation detail

  • 01 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

    The New Museum is building momentum as we move closer to realizing a beautiful new bu i lding on the Bowery that will stand as a model museum for the new century. After considering the proposals of five short-listed international architects, the Tokyo-based firm of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA Ltd. was chosen to design the new New Museum. SANAA has designed several art museums in Japan with other international projects currently underway. They have proposed a stunning design and ingenious solution to our requirements which will be unveiled in November. The building will be dynamic,

    unique, and bold , and will be a destination for people interested in contemporary art and architecture around the world.

    As we move forward in the design development phase, we are simultaneously starting our Capital Campaign for the new building. As of this writing, we are nearly halfway toward reaching our goal required to build this new state-of-the- art facility. We are also expanding our board of trustees and staff . I would like to welcome Mitzi Eisenberg, William Palmer, and Ellie Gordon as new board members. I would also like to welcome Lisa Roumell, Deputy Director, and Trevor Smith, Curator-two very strong new additions to our outstanding team .

    This year of programming is exceptionally strong, with a focus on interdisciplinary projects-a hallmark of the New Museum. On view now through September 28, we are celebrating the legacy of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti and his influence on contemporary artists working in music , photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video. This vibrant presentation is followed by Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961-2001, which surveys thirty years of Ms. Brown's collaborations with visual artists. A very special feature of this exhibition is that it will be animated by regular performances of some of Trisha Brown's early dances, originally created for downtown loft spaces like our own. Trisha Brown's work is brilliant and this live component of our exhibition will dramatize the connections between her groundbreaking choreography and the formative ideas of artists in other media .

    In February, we will present John Waters: Change of Life. The exhibition is a look at this well known filmmaker who has moved from the margins to main- stream . Best known for raw cult films like Pink Flamingos and now widely applauded for the recent Broadway success of Hairspray, Waters has long explored cultural stereotypes, class divisions, and standards of taste in American society, transforming our idea of the 'normal ' in the process. This exhibition will include Waters's photographic work , three early films that have never been seen , and sketchbooks and source materials for his work , unified by his obsession with particular themes and meticulous editing.

    I hope to see you all at the New Museum for these provocative exhibitions which combine history, legend , and contemporary vision.

    Lisa Phillips Henry Luce Ill Director

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2003 NEW GROUP PARTY 9PM - MIDNIGHT At the Maritime Hotel Benefit Chair: Carlos Mota

    Sponsored by FEN Dl This year's event is sure to sel l out in advance, so don't miss it!

    SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2004 ANNUAL GALA DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

    Visit www.newmuseum .org for the latest information or call Special Events at 212-219-1222 x223.

    UPCOMING MEMBERS' EVENTS

    lnsideArt is the ongoing series of behind-the-scenes events for Associate ($300) level members and above. Please join us for:

    Members are the lifeblood of the New Museum, and we are pleased to announce two new ways to become involved . Connect is for those outside New York City who wish to stay in contact with what's on at the New Museum. New Group Institutional Membership is perfect for smal l companies that want their employees to share membership privileges in our young collector 's group.

    For more information about these exciting programs, please contact Ben Whine at 212-219-1222 x228 or membership@newmuseum .org.

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    New Museum members enjoyed a fascinating ten-day vis it to South Africa in March 2003, highlights of which included a visit to William Kentridge's studio and a daytrip to Soweto. Members also traveled to the opening of the 50th Venice Biennale in June, sweating their way through private tours of the American and Danish pavilions.

    Upcoming trips include a return to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, and a trip to Texas, to visit the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, among other sites.

    Congratulations to Senior Curator Dan Cameron! He's the commissioner of the Istanbul Biennial currently on view throughout that great city.

    Patron level members and above get the first opportunity on new Limited Editions- like the most recent piece by Olafur Eliassen . Available to everyone is Photobox 01, a portfolio of images by nine contemporary photographers. Photobox 01 includes work by Isaac Julien , Naomi Fisher, Malerie Marder, Candida Hofer, Miguel Rio Branco, Catherine Opie , Vik Muniz, and Nikki S. Lee ($7,000) . Also available : work by Rob Pru itt , Bruce Naumann, Maya Lin and more ... For an appointment to view Photobox 01 or any of the limited editions, or for more information , please call 212-219-1222 x223 . The New Museum 5 Limited Edition Program is supported in part by the Laura Skater Limited Edition Fund.

    03 NEW BUILDING ARCHITECT SELECTED

    KAZUYO SEJIMA & RYUE NISHIZAWA/SANAA LTD.

    Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Tokyo-based partnership SANAA Ltd. have been chosen to design the New Museum's new building at 235 Bowery. The new building, which will double the size of our current quarters, as well as add a theater, cafe , and expanded store, will firmly establish the New Museum as the premier contemporary arts destination in New York City.

    Sejima , 47, and Nishizawa, 37 , are widely considered the most original and influential of a new generation of Japanese practitioners. Their work is luminous and minimal in its aesthetics; sophisticated in its treatment of complex building detail; and highly original in its use of exterior facades as permeable membranes that establish subtle but provocative relationships between interior and exterior, individual and community, and the realms of public and private experience.

    The architects have worked collaboratively in the partnership of SANAA Ltd. since 1995. In Japan, the firm has completed numerous critically acclaimed commercial and institutional buildings, community centers, homes, and museums. Among these are two jewel-like private museum buildings- the 0 Museum in Nagano (1999) and theN Museum in Wakayama (1997), and the Day-Care Center in Yokohama (2000) . SANAA Ltd. is currently building the Contemporary Art Museum in Kanazawa , Japan , and an addition to the Valencia Institute of Modern Art in Spain.

    The SANAA design for the New Museum will be unveiled in November 2003! Look for the most updated news and pictures of the design at www.newmuseum .org.

    1 Ryue Nishizawa (left) and Kazuyo Sej ima of SANAA Ltd.

  • 04 ZENITH MEDIA LOUNGE EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

    10/02/03-12/07/03

    MARCO BRAMBILLA

    Italian-born artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla takes the wildly popu lar video game Counter-Strike as the subject of his exhibition, Ha/fLife. In Counter-Strike, users log on simultaneously to play against each other on one of two teams: terrorists and counter-terrorists. Brambilla takes us physically and psychologically inside a cyber-cafe in Garden Grove, Orange County (a town that boasts the largest number of cyber-cafes in the U.S.), presenting close-ups of the players' faces while they are absorbed in the game, as well as edited footage from the game itself and surveillance-style imagery of the cyber-cafe. HalfLife is orga- nized by guest curator Anne Ellegood .

    PUBUC PROGRAMS 10/ 04/ 03 CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS 4 - 5:30PM Guest Curator Anne Ellegood speaks with artist Marco Brambilla about Ha/fLife. 10/23/ 03 FRESH: NEW MEDIA PROJECTS 6:30- 8PM A presentation and discussion of the best digital projects produced by graduating artists from art and new media programs in New York . Organized in collaboration with Mark Tribe, Founder of Rhizome.org and Michele Thursz, independent curator. 10/28/ 03 DIGITAL CULTURE EVENING: COUNTER-STRIKE COMPETITION 6:30- 8PM Visitors can watch a competition between experienced Counter-Strike players, t he multi-user, first-person game that is the subject of Marco Brambi l la's project. 11 / 13/03 LANSING-DREIDEN 6:30 - 8PM The Brooklyn-based collective of artists Lansing-Dreiden present new work-an installation of two new animated music videos, An Effect of the Night, 2003 and Locks in Shadows, 2003; An Effect of the Night drawings; the CD Lansing- Dreiden: Summer, MM/11. E.P; and their newspaper Death Notice Ill.

    1 Marco Brambi lla HalfLife: Surveillance (2002). Detail

    2 RSG, Prepared Play Station 2 (2002). Background and inset

  • 05 EXHIBITION 10/10/03 - 01/25/04

    TRISHA BROWN DA